On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 06:19:48PM -0300, Fernan Aguero wrote: > Now, in my case I don't need the new and bigger disk to be > the bootable disk (i.e. I already have two drives that are > sliced, partitioned and working fine). I just need it to be > another disk to hold a /home or /scratch partition ... so > does it really matter what the BIOS sees?
In which case you're good to go. The BIOS need have no knowledge of a data drive. All the BIOS needs to do is read in the kernel and kick off the boot sequence. FreeBSD will scan all the devices on bootup and discover your new drive for itself. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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